Stress could be defined as a mental stress in terms of worry or emotional tension in response to tough or challenging situations that demand strength, stamina, patience, alertness and focus. Any such stress generating situations or events are called stressors. As per Ayurveda, such stressful reactions are called maanas dosha which are directly involved mainly with Pitta dosha and the other doshas (humors) as well.
There is no single reason that could be pointed out as a solely responsible factor working behind stress. However, these factors are grouped into two broad categories namely, internal stressors and external stressors.
- Just like external stimulator, one’s own mistakes might also lead to similar emotional tension. People who are too perfectionist in their approach toward life and work are rather susceptible to stressful situations due to the same reason
- A hospitalized person, after a prolonged illness, might feel under stress which is termed as hospital sickness
- Among other factors, pessimistic attitude, lifestyle, personality traits and tendency to ponder on small issues also play a very important role.
- Environmental factors involving the problems related with the family, work place, state of community to which the patient belongs, any kind of disturbing and unexpected event or news might also give rise to stress.
- Feelings of being left alone or in danger, financial troubles and failures in achieving a goal in life are among few other significant aspects playing a key role in initiating stress.
Symptoms of Stress
- Psychological impacts like depression, apathy and unstoppable anxiety are very common.
- There might be diminished sex drive and proneness toward different types of addictions like smoking, alcoholism or drug dependence.
- Lack of concentration, irritability, short temperedness and mood fluctuations are also quite prominent.
- The person might suffer from constant anxiety and become panicky.
- Physiological complications like heart problems, skin problems, breathing troubles and extreme tiredness might also arise. In case of women troubles related with menstrual discharge are very common.
- Stomach or abdominal pain and in case of older patients chest pain are very usual.
Stress might appear as an apparently undisruptive syndrome, but if left untreated for a longer duration, it might give rise to a range of complications which might include:
- High blood pressure
- Troubles related with memory retention
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Accident proneness
Diet for Stress
- Patients suffering from this emotional melancholy are advised to restrict themselves to vegetarian diet
- Spicy and oily junk foods are to be avoided and at the same time carbohydrates and fibrous food items must be enhanced
- Fruits, especially the citrus ones, juices, grains, and cereals are highly recommendable
- Consumption of vitamins B and C should be augmented since it has been found through research studies that these vitamins play a very significant role in fighting traumatic situations
- Daily light exercise is suggestible in order to keep one’s mind and body fit and to regularize blood circulation all over the body and brain. Meditation and Yoga might play a vital role in this regard.
- One must spend at least a few moments every day for pure relaxation. Besides, it is also equally essential to maintain a routine of adequate daily sleep.
- Any situation which might raise even a faintest glimpse of downheartedness should be strictly avoided
- Try not to be perfect or to expect everyone else to be perfect since this is not feasible.
- Never over schedule your works, instead try to cut them down in between several small breaks and engage yourself in some relaxing activities during those breaks.
- Use and apply your own logic and try to be optimistic in order to die down the possible negative impacts of stressors.
Stress Reduction with Stress Relievers
Chandan (Santalum album): This herb is quite helpful in calming down the stress level by mitigating pitta dosha.
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra): This herb is known for its effectivity in improving cognitive functions in brain.
Stress Relievers – Stress Reduction
Memocare Capsules are formulated with some of the most powerful Ayurvedic herbs like brahmi, ashwagandha, vacha, and mulathi which are famous for their effectivity in soothing mental stress, improving mental concentration and the functions of nervous systems, and in getting relief from physical and mental pressure, tension, and strain. These capsules are completely natural and free of any side effects.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): This wonder herb is widely known for its usefulness in boosting up memory power, learning ability, mental ability, and promoting mental alertness. It is a powerful nerve vitalizer and effectively gives relief from mental stress and nervousness.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): It is a well-known anti-stress herb which is used as an effective remedy for reducing anxiety, fading away depressing thoughts, and calming down stressful mental condition. It is bestowed with the presence of pentylenetetrazol as a component which facilitates ashwagandha to work as an analeptic and as a rejuvenator of central nervous system.
Ashwagandha and Brahmi Herbal Capsules are prepared with highest quality herbal extracts to provide you with the optimum medicinal utilities. Being completely natural these are the perfect solution for alleviating any sort of mental problems without getting affected by any side effects.